Call it over-the-top Sci-Fi movies, but you have to admit that some of the best movies that came out in the past few decades are those that plot about the greatness of technology – whether in the past, present, or future. Technology has a way of bringing out the inner geek in all of us. Put it into a movie and the geek hormone just goes on overdrive. This is why the effort, time, talent, and expenses of the producers of these movies are always rewarded with a massive return of investment and a tidal wave of fans.
Here are the top 10 best movies about technology that has glazed the silver screen.
Back in the 90s and early 2000s, phone booths are practically everywhere – in every street corner, in every turn and they sometimes come in two or three booths. However, the protagonist is about to learn otherwise, when he takes a call on a regular phone booth and finds himself a hostage of someone nearby but he cannot see.
Yes, we know – a phone booth is not much of technology in itself. But the plot and how it was laid out, the intertwining networks, and how the whole movie played out to be? Genius.
The Truman Show
The Truman Show is what you would say a perfect depiction of reality TV. Truman was the main character of the show who happens to live in that one gigantic set in Hollywood his whole life, without him knowing that he is on TV. The movie played out, he grew up and did everything he can to “get out” into the world. This movie laid out the foundations of reality TV and the technology it requires. Hello Big Brother.
Apollo 13 is a depiction of the seventh manned mission to outer space by the American Apollo space program. As cool and high-end technology as space travel sounds, this one has set the mark on tech geeks and those who want to know what exactly happens on space missions.
Although a hybrid alien race is a little too far from our grasp at the moment, the idea that our own avatar can live our lives for us is not.
This is what the story in Avatar shows – whether the main character would want to stay crippled as a human, or free and alive as part of the alien race that they have adopted.
As far as technology movies go, The Matrix has definitely set a high standard for them all. The amazing special effects, the philosophical views presented in the movies, and the red pill and blue pill debate have generated enough wonders which made this movie an absolute box office hit.
While the movie was more of an eye-opener for us to love our Mother Earth more, it’s easy to see that technology has played a big role in ensuring the continuity of the human race through the making of the vessel that saved those people, and the vessel itself. Basically, everything about the movie depicts technology and how it can very well save our lives.
The Social Network
Who would not like knowing the story of how the greatest social networking site has evolved from its very beginning?
The Social Network tells the story of Mark Zuckerberg himself from the very moment he started the codes for Facebook, to the trials and betrayals he took before becoming a successful social media magnate that he is today.
It’s a movie with cartoons and it’s about robots. It’s a robot cartoon movie. That is technology roped together to produce one of the modern cartoon movies with a realistic plot. When we say realistic, it’s not really the robots or the space ship, but the whole idea that the earth is drowning in pollution and how those cartoon-people used technology to save the human race.
If it’s not the suit or Jarvis, then it’s definitely how Robert Downey Jr. portrayed his Iron Man role that took this science fiction movie to a whole new, cool level. You got to admit, it’s pretty cool.
Completing the list for all movie and technology geeks is Star Wars. Although the entire story may be a little far from reality, the whole spaceships, flying, weapons, and basically everything else about the movie is a different representation of a whole new species of technology.
The list goes on with many movies about technology, and we can expect more to come in the coming years. Linking to the many fields of technology, these movies are what we would say “the best of its kind” with a great deal of reality coming into play in many of them. Still, the more-or-less 120-minute blast of silver screen entertainment can wildly tickle our minds.